FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19.
The governing body of world soccer on Tuesday, October 27, announced that Infantino has mild symptoms and “has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days.”
People who have come into contact with the 50-year-old Swiss lawyer in recent days have been informed “to take the necessary steps,” FIFA said.
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino has contracted Corona virus pic.twitter.com/nSLMYXLGNf
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Infantino has traveled little during the coronavirus pandemic, but he attended a signing ceremony at the White House last month to mark normalized relations for Israel with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Infantino’s infection comes as Switzerland reports a spike in COVID-19 cases. Switzerland has reported 127,000 cases this year, with more than 23,000 since last Friday, October 23, 2020.